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The Observer, Charlotte, NC, 9/28/97

Wednesday, April 1, 1998

A pair of teens--one of them armed--forced their way through the front door of Johnnie Mae Stewart's Charlotte, North Carolina, home and demanded that she give them her money. The 50-year-old single woman went to a drawer to retrieve the cash, but saw her .22 pistol and decided to give them something else instead. She shot the armed crook, and the two intruders fled. The wounded suspect later turned himself in to police.

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